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Washington Bankruptcies By The Numbers

Laurie Shillito - Thursday, August 28, 2014
According to the United States Department of Justice, the number of people filing for bankruptcy is steadily rising, despite a slight improvement in the numbers in 2006. While this chart shows the fluctuation of numbers from year to year, we can see that the numbers are growing steadily. In just three years, the number of Washington residents increased over 165%, or from 11,911 in 2006 to 31,536 in 2009. The numbers are now back to where they were during the economic turmoil of 2005.


While these numbers are increasing, we here at Shillito and Giske want to remind you that if you are having financial difficulties, you are not alone. Many people are waking up today in Tacoma, Pierce County, Seattle and the state of Washington knowing that bankruptcy can be the answer. You might not need to file for bankruptcy, but if you do, we can help. As the numbers above show, you aren’t alone and with more and more people around Washington State filing, you are not alone. Call us today and we can help.


Source: http://www.justice.gov/ust/eo/public_affairs/statistics/stats_state.htm 
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